Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Mohmad Aabid Bhat

Jamia Millia Islamia
Mohmad Aabid Bhat
Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons
May 22, 2019
The category of political prisoners has rarely been discussed as a theoretical and philosophical concept. However, the book under review tries to fill that gap by presenting a nuanced theoretical perspective on political prisoners. Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons is a meticulous articulation of the Turkish state’s checkered history of treating dissent by testing the endurance of political prisoners in supermax solitary confinement F-type prisons.

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